Yes, it is really a free program, there is no catch. Our retail partners want to develop customer loyalty, support worthwhile causes, and sell gift cards. We have created a program that does all three; therefore, retailers give us a volume discount to buy large quantities of their cards. Supporters pay face value for the gift cards, and a percentage is donated to the cause of their choice. Under certain conditions we pass on fees for certain shipping methods, and when using certain payment types. You will be advised in advance if any fees apply - it will never be a surprise. For a list of all fees associated with the program, please consult our Fees Page.
Ordering from FundScrip is as secure as ordering from any large ecommerce site, like them we use the same encryption technology as all the major banks, and have our servers stored in secure facilities. We take security very seriously, our reputation depends on it.
Like every fundraiser, FundScrip requires some effort, particularly when first launching the program. The amount of time required to run the program depends on the configuration, the size, and the goal, among other factors. FundScrip provides time saving tools, and you can always give us a call and we'll be happy to help.
At your request, up to two (2) times per year (starting from your group’s enrollment date), FundScrip will mail you an earnings cheque at no cost. Additionally, the following are the rules governing the issuance of earnings payments:
The amount owing must be in excess of $10.00
Each additional earnings request, beyond the two (2) free requests per year, will incur a fee of $14.00, to be deducted from the earnings
Only earnings from orders processed at least two (2) weeks prior to the request will be included in the payment; this is to account for any shipping charges, returns, rejected payments, or balance adjustments
The correct beneficiary name and mailing address must be confirmed prior to the cheque being issued
Reissuing an earnings cheque to a different address, or reissuing a lost, or stale-dated earnings cheque incurs a fee of $14.00